TV/Movies

Flight of the Conchords co-creator directing next Muppet movie

By | February 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm | No comments

James Bobin, co-creator of HBO's much-missed hit series, Flight of the Conchords, is attached to direct Disney's next Muppet movie, according to one source. The film, written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller (of Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame) was Bobin's choice over...

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Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman to host gala for alma mater

By | February 2, 2010 at 11:14 am | No comments

Comedian/potty-mouthed Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Susie Essman is scheduled to host a awards gala for her alma mater, Purchase College. This will be the second annual Purchase College School of the Arts Gala, and will honor artist Kiki Smith, choreographer Paul Taylor,...

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Mad Men’s Jon Hamm proves his comedic mettle on SNL

By | February 1, 2010 at 11:12 am | No comments

Funny. Really funny. Genuinely and truly funny! That’s not often said about modern Saturday Night Live, but that’s sure what we got on Saturday. Mad Men madman Jon Hamm hosted up a storm of characters and was sexy (almost) all over this week. Cutting to “clips” from his...

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Was Conan responsible for the Leno late night debacle?

By | January 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm | 5 comments

We’re not sure how many of our readers watch the Oprah Winfrey Show, even when someone like Jay Leno guests on the chat fest. So, in the event, you didn’t catch his interview yesterday with Lord Oprah, Nikki Finke over at Deadline.com has provided the entire transcript for...

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Tracy Morgan to appear in Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial

By | January 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_6484" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Tracy Morgan practices his one-two punch on the set of the Volkswagen “Punch Dub” Super Bowl ad. photo provided by Volkswagen"][/caption] Volkswagen just announced a new ad campaign that will feature the...

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Robert Schimmel talks cancer, genital wigs on Joy Behar Show tonight

By | January 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm | No comments

I've been liking Joy Behar's new show on HLN, mostly because of the amount of great stand-up comedy guests she incorporates. One night, I saw Rich Vos sitting next to famous magazine editor Bonnie Fuller; it was an odd combo. Next week, she'll have on Susie Essman, Sarah...

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Tom Hanks making movie about Leno and Letterman

By | January 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 7 comments

In the midst of NBC’s highly-publicized late night shuffle, development is underway on a movie about several of the players involved. William Knoedelseder‘s book, I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy’s Golden Era is being adapted for the screen...

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Patton Oswalt, Tim and Eric, and Bob Odenkirk to appear in wine documentary

By | January 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm | No comments

Here's a most unusual matching for you: Patton Oswalt, Tim (Heidecker) and Eric (Wareheim), Bob Odenkirk, and... Maynard James Keenan?! Yes, you read that right: four of this generation's biggests comedy stars (and Gen X, in Odenkirk's case) will appear alongside each other in a...

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Michael Ian Black weighs in on Conan O’Brien situation

By | January 25, 2010 at 11:44 am | 4 comments

While some members of Team Coco are undoubtedly going to be out for the blood of Black, comedian/professional pitchman Michael Ian Black does raise some pretty decent (and certainly thought-provoking) questions with his blog post on the whole late night debacle. Taking a...

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